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Important message from The Smile Centre.

After weeks of uncertainty The Smile Centre has welcomed the (sudden!) news that dental practices can resume face to face appointments from 8th June.

We are currently working hard behind the scenes to make sure that everything required is in place to ensure a safe, phased return for both our patients and our team.

In the meantime please be assured we are doing all we can to work through patient lists, ensure that the correct PPE is in place for all of our safety, our team have the correct training and that the building is a safe, secure place for all. The Smile Centre prides itself on providing the highest standards which will not be compromised, we will reopen when we are confident that we are able to provide the best dentistry in the most secure environment. For now, please do not visit the practice - You can continue to call us if you have a dental emergency on 01579 342348.

Thank you for your continued patience – we will bring you updates as soon as we have them and guide you through all new processes which will be in place to make The Smile Centre the safest place for you to receive the dentistry you require.

Your First Visit

Dental care for new patients at The Smile Centre is provided on a private basis.

We begin your first appointment between yourself and Amy our Treatment Co-ordinator with an informal talk in our comfortable lounge where we can exchange information easily. You can tell us what you would like to achieve in terms of your dental health and appearance and let us know of any anxieties you may have. We will explain what the dentist will be doing on your first visit and give you information about other treatments and services we offer.

Book your first Dental check up here in Liskeard, Cornwall

Your Treatment Co-ordinator will then brief your dentist, so that when you meet, he will already know a little about you and your dental desires. You will be accompanied into your appointment and following this, we will discuss the any proposed treatment options and arrange any necessary appointments. The cost of this appointment is £145 and includes routine radiographs (xrays).

  1. Every new patient at The Smile Centre is also given a thorough mouth cancer screening with our state-of-the-art screening technology, Velscope, free of charge. Existing patients receive regular Velscope screenings for oral cancer and other oral conditions. This will be followed up with an annual screened session.

    Dentists play a vital role in spotting mouth cancer.

    Mouth cancer kills one person every five hours in the UK and is diagnosed in more than 6,000 people each year.

    If caught early, survival rates rise from just 50 per cent to 90 per cent. We have invested in state-of-the-art technology to screen our patients for the early signs of mouth cancer – something that could help save lives.

    The Velscope system uses fluorescent light to detect abnormal soft tissue, including cancerous and pre-cancerous cells that may not be visible to the naked eye.

    Velscope is a detection device, not a diagnostic tool. If we find abnormal cells in our patients’ mouths they are immediately referred to specialists at Saving Faces, a charity that guarantees a fast-track diagnostic response within three working days.

    The statistics for the alarming rise in this disease, which can lead to severe facial disfigurement, are staggering. We feel our role in the fight against mouth cancer is of paramount importance, which is why we have invested in this Velscope technology.

    Regular dental visits are so important because the earlier the condition is detected the better your chance of survival.

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